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Shore Sports Network 2017 All-Shore Boys Lacrosse Package

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Shore Sports Network is proud to unveil its 2017 All-Shore teams and season-ending award winners featuring the top performers from the 2017 Shore Conference boys lacrosse season.

The All-Shore teams, along with the player and coach of the year, were selected by Managing Editor Bob Badders based on his account of dozens of games this season, input from coaches and also factoring in the Shore Conference Lacrosse Coaches Association’s All-Shore and All-Division teams.

Scroll down for bios and pictures of all the first-team All-Shore selections as well as write-ups on the second- and third-team selections.

*Final standings*

*Statistical leaders*

*Final Top 10*

*Player of the Year*

*Coach of the Year*

*Coaches All-Division Teams*

*Coaches All-Shore Teams*

 

FIRST TEAM

ATT — Jarrett Birch, Sr., Manasquan

Manasquan's Jarrett Birch is the 2017 SSN Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year. (Photo by Paula Lopez).
Manasquan’s Jarrett Birch is the 2017 SSN Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year. (Photo by Paula Lopez).

The 2017 Shore Conference Lacrosse Coaches Association Player of the Year, Birch led New Jersey with 86 goals while adding 19 assists for 105 points to help Manasquan to a 21-2 record and the Shore Conference Tournament championship. Birch had a whopping 12 points on nine goals and three assists in a win over Lacey and had seven goals in wins over St. John Vianney and Wall. Birch had three goals and two assists in an 11-8 win over eventual Tournament of Champions finalist Moorestown, scored five goals in a win over Ridge and had a combined 11 goals in four games against Rumson-Fair Haven and CBA. He is Manasquan’s all-time leading scorer with 266 goals and 85 assists for 351 points. His 266 goals are third all-time in New Jersey. A first-team All-Shore and first-team Class B South selection, as well as the division Player of the Year, Birch will continue his career at Division I Furman University.

 

ATT — Canyon Birch, So., Manasquan

Photo by Paula Lopez.
Photo by Paula Lopez.

One of the top underclassmen in New Jersey, Birch led the Shore Conference with 106 points and was second behind only his older brother, Jarrett, with 77 goals to help power Manasquan to 21-2 and win the Shore Conference Tournament for the first time in program history. His 77 goals were also tied for third most in New Jersey. Birch’s play also helped the Warriors capture their third straight Class B South division title and reach the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II sectional final. Birch has a career-high 10 points with six goals and four assists in a win over Holmdel in the Shore Conference Tournament and scored a season-best seven goals in wins over St. John Vianney, Wall and St. Rose. He had five goals and two assists in a win over eventual Tournament of Champions finalist Moorestown. Birch, who is verbally committed to Army, will enter his junior season with 138 career goals and 179 points.

 

ATT — Charlie Curran, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

Photo by Paula Lopez.
Photo by Paula Lopez.

Curran was the leading point producer for the Bulldogs with 73 points on 48 goals and 25 assists, helping Rumson win the Class B North division title and the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II state sectional title. Curran had a season-high six goals and eight points in a win over Ocean City in the sectional quarterfinals. In the South Jersey Group II final, Curran scored the game-tying and game-winning goals in a 5-4 win that send Rumson to the Group II championship game. Finished his career with 86 goals and 40 assists for 126 points. A first-team All-Shore and first-team Class A North selection by the coaches, Curran will play at Division I Fairfield University next season.

 

ATT — Nick Casner, Sr., CBA

CBA's Nick Casner. (Photo by Paula Lopez).
CBA’s Nick Casner. (Photo by Paula Lopez).

One of the top playmakers in the Shore Conference, Casner amassed 80 points on 32 goals and 48 assists to help the Colts win the Class A North division title and reach the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals. He had a season-high eight points twice, tallying two goals and six assists vs. Freehold Township and four goals and four assists against Middletown South. Casner had four goals and one assist when the Colts nearly knocked off eventual Tournament of Champions winner Delbarton in a 7-6 loss in the state tournament. Casner finished his career third on CBA’s all-time scoring list with 272 career points. A first-team All-Shore selection by the SCLCA, Casner will continue his career at Division I Siena College.

 

MID — Bryan Hess, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

Photo by Ray Richardson.
Photo by Ray Richardson.

One of the top midfielders in New Jersey, Hess returned from an injury suffered last season to post career highs in every offensive category and lead the Bulldogs to the Class B North division title and the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II sectional title. Hess was second on the team with 51 goals and added 16 assists for 67 points. He had three seven-point games, including an unstoppable performance in the Group II final where he carried Rumson with seven goals in a 12-11 overtime loss. For his career Hess scored 103 goals with 34 assists for 137 career points. A first-team All-Shore and first-team Class B North selection by the SCLCA, Hess will continue his career at Division I Lafayette College.

 

MID — Pat Felstedt, Sr., Manasquan

Photo by Paula Lopez.
Photo by Paula Lopez.

The quarterback of Warriors’ offense, Felstedt scored 19 goals and added 17 assists for 36 points to help Manasquan win the Class B South division title, capture the Shore Conference Tournament championship for the first time in program history and reach the South Jersey Group II final. He had a season-high three goals in a win over Seneca in the state tournament and also recorded four points in wins over CBA and Howell. A first-team All-Shore and first-team Class B South selection by the SCLCA, Felstedt will continue his career at Division I Drexel University.

 

MID — Devan Carroll, Sr., Manasquan

Photo by Paula Lopez.
Photo by Paula Lopez.

One of many offensive weapons for the Warriors, Carroll and his cannon of a shot registered 28 goals with nine assists for 37 points to help Manasquan win the Class B South division title, take home the program’s first ever SCT title and reach the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II final. He had a hat trick in four games, including against Rumson in the SCT final. He recorded a season-high five points in a win over Hopewell Valley in the state tournament. A first-team All-Shore and first-team Class B South pick by the SCLCA, Carroll will continue his career at Division I Quinnipiac University.

 

MID — Kyle Mulrane, Sr., Southern

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Southern’s Kyle Mulrane (No. 10 above). (Photo by Ray Richardson).

The Class A South Player of the Year, Mulrane finished with 76 points on 52 goals and 24 assists to help the Rams lock up their fifth consecutive Class A South division title and finish 14-4. He had a 10-point game with seven goals and three assists in a win over Toms River South and posted eight points on five goals and three assists in a win over Brick. Mulrane concluded his career with 132 goals and 53 assists for 185 points. A first-team All-Shore and first-team Class A South selection by the SCLCA, Mulrane will play at Eastern University next season.

 

DEF — Kyle LeBlanc, Sr., Manasquan

Photo by Paula Lopez.
Photo by Paula Lopez.

One of the top defensemen in the Shore and the state, LeBlanc was often deployed against the opposition’s top offensive player and usually produced a shutdown effort. He caused 41 turnovers and picked up 57 ground balls, helping Manasquan capture the Class B South division title, win the Shore Conference Tournament for the first time in program history and reach the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II final. LeBlanc led a Warriors defensive unit that yielded just 3.8 goals per game. A first-team All-Shore and first-team Class B South selection by the SCLCA, LeBlanc will continue his career at Division I Loyola University.

 

DEF — Emmett Jennings, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

Photo by Paula Lopez.
Photo by Paula Lopez.

The leader of Rumson’s shutdown defense and one of the top defensemen in the state, Jennings spearheaded a unit that allowed just 3.8 goals per game to lead the Bulldogs to the Class B North division title and the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II sectional championship. In addition to his lockdown defense, Jennings added three goals and one assist. A first-team All-Shore and first-team Class B North pick by the SCLCA, Jennings will continue his career at Division I Providence College.

 

DEF — Dan Maloney, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

Photo by Paula Lopez.
Rumson’s Dan Maloney (No. 24). Photo by Paula Lopez.

Another key cog in Rumson’s standout defense, Maloney (No. 24 above) helped the Bulldogs allow just 3.8 goals per game. Rumson won the Class B North division title and captured the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II sectional title in addition to reaching the Shore Conference Tournament championship game. A first-team All-Shore and first-team Class B North selection by the coaches’ association, Maloney will play at Division I Siena College next year.

 

DEF — Jack Mallett, Sr., Manasquan

Photo by Paula Lopez.
Manasquan’s Jack Mallett (No. 1). Photo by Paula Lopez.

A sturdy defender for a Manasquan defense that allowed just 3.8 goals per game, Mallett (No. 1 above) caused 32 turnovers and picked up 41 ground balls to help the Warriors secure the Class B South division title, win the Shore Conference Tournament for the first time in program history and reach the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II final. A first-team All-Shore and first-team Class B South selection by the SCLCA, Mallett will play at Denison University next year

 

G — Conor Deverin, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

Photo by Ray Richardson.
Photo by Ray Richardson.

Deverin’s return to the cage as a senior was a major reason Rumson allowed just 3.8 goals per game, won the Class B North division title and the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II sectional title and reached the SCT final. He made 160 saves with a .658 save percentage and a 3.8 goals against average. He had a season-high 17 saves in an 8-7 SCT final loss to Manasquan and came back with 10 saves in a 5-4 win over Manasquan in the South Jersey Group II final. A first-team All-Shore and first-team Class B North selection by the SCLCA.

 

G — Tom Pollock, Sr., Manasquan

Manasquan senior goalie Tom Pollock. (Photo by Paula Lopez).
Manasquan senior goalie Tom Pollock. (Photo by Paula Lopez).

An integral part of Manasquan’s B South and Shore Conference Tournament championship squad, Pollock made 118 saves with a .686 save percentage and a 3.2 goals against average. He made 15 saves in an 11-8 win over eventual Tournament of Champions finalist Moorestown and also made 15 saves in an SCT semifinal win over CBA. A first-team All-Shore and first-team Class B South selection by the SCLCA, Pollock will play at Ocean County College next season.

 

DEF. SPECIALIST — Shawn Poole, Sr., Freehold Township

Photo by Ray Richardson.
Photo by Ray Richardson.

A versatile weapon in the defensive end for the Patriots, Poole picked up 99 ground balls and also notched 10 points on eight goals and two assists. His play helped Freehold Township finish 13-6 and reach the NJSIAA South Jersey Group IV semifinals. Poole had a season-high 12 ground balls against Robbinsville and scored a hat trick in a win over Neptune. He also had two goals when the Patriots beat Washington Township in overtime in the state playoffs. A first-team All-Shore and first-team Class A North selection by the SCLCA.

 

FACE-OFF SPECIALIST — Jack Cook, Sr., Holmdel

Photo by Ray Richardson.
Photo by Ray Richardson.

One of the best face-off midfielders in New Jersey, Cook followed up a stellar junior season with a dominant senior year where he won 85 percent of draws. Cook won 305 of his 361 face-offs this season, defeating every opponent he faced by at least 57 percent. He won over 70 percent of draws in 17 of 19 games and won better than 90 percent of the face-offs in an incredible six times. Cook also finished with 226 ground balls, the second highest total in New Jersey. He had a season-high 20 ground balls against St. John Vianney. Cook was also a key contributor in the offensive end for the Hornets with nine goals and 33 assists for 42 points. A first-team All-Shore and first-team Class B North selection by the SCLCA, Cook will continue his career at Division I Mount St. Mary’s University.

 

Second team

ATT — Mike McIntyre, Jr., Wall

Among the top goal-scorers in the Shore, McIntyre scored 59 goals and added 17 assists for 76 points, which tied for 10th in the Shore Conference. His play helped Wall go 12-3 and reach the quarterfinals of both the Shore Conference Tournament and the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II playoffs. He had a season-high seven goals and eight points in a win over Barnegat, tallied four goals in a win over Brick Memorial in the SCT and had three goals and two assists in a state tournament win over Governor Livingston. A first-team Class B South and second-team All-Shore pick by the SCLCA.

 

ATT — Will Johnson, Sr., Southern

A gifted goal scorer with a blistering shot, Johnson scored 66 goals and added 14 assists for 80 points to help the Rams capture the Class A South division title for the fifth year in a row. Johnson had a season-best nine points on six goals and three assists in a win over Brick and scored a season-best seven goals in a win over Toms River South. Over his career Johnson scored 136 goals and added 37 assists for 173 points. A first-team Class A South and second-team All-Shore selection by the SCLCA.

 

ATT – Drew Dunn, Sr., Freehold Township

Dunn scored 40 goals and added 53 assists for 93 points to help the Patriots to one of the most successful seasons in program history. His 93 points were the third highest total in the Shore Conference and top 25 in New Jersey. Tallied a season-best nine points on two goals and seven assists in a win over Neptune. Had a goal and two assists when Freehold Township beat Washington Township in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group IV quarterfinals. A first-team all-Class A North selection by the coaches association, Dunn will continue his career at Widener University.

 

ATT — Colin Pavluk, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

The leading goal scorer for the Bulldogs, Pavluk scored 54 goals and added 14 assists to finish with 68 points. His play helped Rumson win the Class B North division title and the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II championship while also reaching the Shore Conference Tournament final. Pavluk had a pair of seven-point games to highlight his season, scoring five goals with two assists against Wall and scoring six goals with one assist versus Allentown. He concluded his career with 82 goals and 23 assists for 105 points. A first-team Class B North and second-team All-Shore pick by the SCLCA, Pavluk will continue his career at Gettysburg College.

 

MID — James Pendergist, So., Manasquan

One of Manasquan’s most indispensable players, Pendergist’s impact goes way beyond statistics. He was a Swiss Army knife for the Shore Conference Tournament champion Warriors, excelling in all areas whether it was matched up with a top opponent as a defensive middie, picking up key ground balls, providing secondary scoring and even coming off the wing on face-offs. His play went a long way in helping Manasquan go 21-2, win the SCT and Class B South division title and reach the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II sectional final. He finished with 17 goals and five assists while picking up over 75 ground balls. Pendergist is verbally committed to Rutgers and will be among of the top midfielders in New Jersey next season.

 

MID — Sam Hanna, Sr., Ocean

One of the top offensive players in the Shore, Hanna scored 51 goals and added 27 assists for 78 points. He also picked up 44 ground balls. Hanna had a pair of games recording double digit points, scoring eight goals with three assists against Jackson Liberty and scoring five goals with five assists versus Red Bank Catholic. He also scored eight goals in a game against Middletown North. He concluded his career with 138 goals and 85 assists for 223 points while picking up 174 ground balls. A second-team All-Shore and second-team Class B North selection by the SCLCA, Hanna will play at Springfield College next season.

 

MID — Ryan Gilfillan, Sr., St. John Vianney

The Lancers’ top all-around player who keyed the program’s deepest SCT run ever, Gilfillan scored 48 goals with 20 assists while also picking up 59 ground balls. His play helped St. John Vianney reach the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals for the first time in program history. The Lancers finished 11-10 against a tough schedule and finished second behind Rumson in Class B North. Gilfillan has a season-high nine points on six goals and three assists in a win over Shore. He scored four times when SJV beat St. Rose in the SCT quarterfinals. A first-team Class B North and second-team All-Shore pick by the SCLCA, Gilfillan will continue his career at Catholic University.

 

MID — Nico Lorenzo, Sr., Howell

Lorenzo scored 42 goals and added 22 assists for 62 points while also picking up 51 ground balls for the Rebels. He registered a career-high 10 points with seven goals and three assists in a win versus Shore and had a five-goal game against Toms River South. A second-team All-Shore and first-team Class A North selection by the SCLCA, Lorenzo will continue his career at Wilkes University.

 

DEF — Joe Belko, Sr., Wall

One of the top defensemen in the Shore, Belko picked up 57 ground balls while also dishing out six assists to help the Crimson Knights go 12-3 and reach the quarterfinals of both the Shore Conference Tournament and NJSIAA South Jersey Group II playoffs. Belko finished his career with 196 ground balls as a three-year starter. A second-team All-Shore and first-team Class B South selection by the SCLCA, Belko will continue his career at Monmouth University.

 

DEF — Sean Duggan, Jr., Jackson Memorial

Duggan’s play was a huge reason Jackson Memorial more than doubled its win total to finish 9-7. Duggan picked up 130 ground balls, the third-highest total in the Shore, while finishing with 33 takeaways and four interceptions. Never hesitant to jump into the offensive end, Duggan led all Shore Conference defensemen with 17 points on five goals and 12 assists. He recorded what is believed to be a Shore Conference-record for points in a game by a defenseman when he had two goals and five assists for seven points in a win over Red Bank. A first-team Class A South and second-team All-Shore selection by the SCLCA.

 

DEF — Jack Fabean, So., Manasquan

Part of an outstanding 2019 class for Manasquan, Fabean excelled in his second year as a starter to help the Warriors go 21-2, win the Shore Conference Tournament, capture a third straight Class B South division title and reach the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II final. Fabean’s play was a big reason why Manasquan allowed just 3.8 goals this season. A second-team Class B South selection by the SCLCA.

 

DEF — Stephen Edler, Jr., Rumson-Fair Haven

Part of Rumson’s outstanding defensive unit, Edler’s play helped the Bulldogs allow just 3.8 goals per game en route to claiming the Class B North division title and winning the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II sectional crown. Rumson also reached the Shore Conference Tournament final and the NJSIAA Group II championship game. A first-team Class B North and second-team All-Shore selection by the SCLCA, Edler is verbally committed to the University of Richmond.

 

G — Dylan Furnback, Sr., Jackson Memorial

Furnback finished fifth in the Shore Conference with a .630 save percentage while making 128 saves to help the Jaguars rebound with a 9-7 season. Furnback had a season-high 15 saves in a win over Toms River North and made 14 saves in a victory over St. Rose. He finished his career as a four-year starter with 632 saves. A first-team Class A South and second-team All-Shore selection by the coaches, Furnback will continue his career at Mount St. Mary’s University.

 

G — Tristan Farina, Southern, Sr., Southern

The Rams’ emotional leader from his spot in the cage, Farina was a wall this year with 241 saves, a .715 save percentage and a 5.8 goals against average to help the Rams go 14-4 and win the Class A South division title for the fifth year in a row. He had double-digit saves in 13 of 18 games, including 22 saves against Rumson and 21 saves in wins over Freehold Township and Mainland. A two-year starter, Farina made 427 saves with a .704 save percentage and finished with a 28-6 record. A second-team All-Shore and second-team Class A South pick by the SCLCA.

 

DEF. SPECIALIST — Ean Delehanty, Sr., Shore

A ground ball ace for the Blue Devils, Delehanty picked up 127 ground balls while also scoring eight goals with eight assists as one of the top long stick midfielders in the Shore Conference. He had a season-high 10 ground balls against Jackson Liberty and had a hat trick in a win over Barnegat. Delehanty finished his career with 229 ground balls and 41 points. A second-team All-Shore and first-team Class B North selection by the SCLCA.

 

FACE-OFF SPECIALIST — Evan Gacos, Sr., Wall

A standout in the face-off circle for the Crimson Knights, Gacos picked up a team-high 96 ground balls and also scored three goals with three assists to help Wall go 12-3 and reach the quarterfinals of both the SCT and the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II playoffs. He had a season-high 12 ground balls against Donovan Catholic and picked up 10 ground balls in wins over Point Boro and Brick Memorial. Gacos tallied 197 ground balls in his career. A first-team Class B South selection by the coaches, Gacos will continue his career at the University of Scranton.

 

Third team

ATT — Andrew Lombardi, Sr., Toms River North

Among the top offensive players in Ocean County, Lombardi scored 54 goals and added 28 assists for 81 points. He finished his career with 101 goals and 69 assists for 170 points. A second-team All-Shore and first-team Class A South pick by the SCLCA, Lombardi will continue his career at Stockton University.

 

ATT – Alex Werner, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

The set-up man in the Bulldogs’ offense, Werner scored 29 goals and had 35 assists for 64 points to help Rumson win the Class B North division title and the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II championship. Rumson also reached the final of the Shore Conference Tournament. Werner had a season-high eight points on three goals and five assists in an SCT semifinal win over St. John Vianney. A first-team Class B North selection by the coaches.

 

ATT – Andrew Porretta, St. John Vianney

The Lancers’ leading scorer and a top-10 scorer in the Shore Conference, Porretta notched 33 goals and 45 assists for 78 points while also picking up 30 ground balls. His play helped the Lancers reach the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals for the first time in program history and finish second in Class B North behind Rumson. Porretta recorded a season-high seven points in wins over Shore and St. Rose, the latter of which came in the SCT quarterfinals. He also had eight points in a win over Long Branch. A second-team Class B North selection by the SCLCA.

 

ATT – Nick Fontana, So., Southern

Fontana exploded onto the scene is his first season as a starter, leading the Rams and finishing fourth in the Shore Conference in total points. A balanced attackman, Fontana scored 45 goals and dished out 47 assists to help Southern win its fifth straight Shore Conference Tournament title and reach the NJSIAA South Jersey Group IV semifinals. He has a season-high nine points on four goals and five assists in a win over Brick and had eight pints in wins over Toms River South and South Brunswick. A second-team Class A South selection by the SCLCA.

 

MID – Mike Ferdinandi, Sr., Freehold Township

Ferdinandi scored 24 goals and added 14 assists for 38 points, helping the Patriots reach the NJSIAA sectional semifinal round for the first time in program history. Had a season-best six points in a win over Red Bank and scored a season-high four goals in a victory over Shore. A first-team Class A North and second-team All-Shore pick by the coaches, Ferdinandi will continue his career at Montclair State University.

 

MID – Gil Goldsmith, So., Shore

The Shore Conference had an excellent group of sophomores in 2017 and Goldsmith was certainly one of them. He led the Blue Devils in total points with 33 goals and 37 assists for 70 points and was second on the team with 89 ground balls. Goldsmith tallied a season-best seven points on three goals and four assists in a win over Red Bank and had six points in games against Middletown South, Ranney and St. Rose. Picked up a season-high eight ground balls against Toms River North. A second-team Class B North selection by the SCLCA.

 

MID – Oliver Heins, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

Part of a deep group of midfielders for the Bulldogs, Heins scored 18 goals and totaled 21 points on the season. He had a hat trick in a win over Southern and scored twice versus Ramapo in the Group II championship game. A first-team Class B North selection by the coaches, Heins will play at Massachusetts Institute of Technology next season.

 

MID – Ryan Madalone, Sr., CBA

Madalone scored seven goals and added six assists for 13 points to help CBA reach the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals and capture the Class A North division title. A first-team Class A North pick by the coaches, Madalone will continue his career at Skidmore College.

 

DEF – Keenan Murphy, Sr., Freehold Township

Murphy picked up 26 ground balls and was a standout on a Freehold Township defense that allowed 6.9 goals per game. He had a season-best four ground balls in a win over Middletown South. A first-team Class A North and second-team All-Shore selection by the SCLCA.

 

DEF – Jack Kaiser, Sr., Middletown South

The leader of the Eagles’ defense, Kaiser helped Middletown South go 9-9 to finish with a .500 record for the first time in the program’s four-year history. Over the past two seasons Kaiser picked up 191 ground balls, intercepted 29 passes and had 31 takeaways. He also scored two goals and added five assists. A first-team Class A North selection, Kaiser will attend the University of Alabama.

 

DEF – Hunter Vojtko, Sr., Brick Memorial

Vojtko collected 105 ground balls and also scored two goals with two assists for the Mustangs. He had a season-high nine ground balls plus a goal and an assist in a win over Lacey and had eight ground balls in games against Howell, Brick and North Brunswick. A first-team Class A South selection by the SCLCA.

 

DEF – Richie Bianchi, Jr., Ocean

Bianchi moved from LSM to defense for his junior year to help solidify a Spartans back end that surrendered 5.8 goals per game. He picked up 44 ground balls to help Ocean go 12-5 and qualify for both the Shore Conference Tournament and NJSIAA South Jersey Group II playoffs. A second-team Class B North selection by the SCLCA, Bianchi is verbally committed to Siena College.

 

G – Nick Roberto, Jr., Howell

A first-team Class A North selection by the SCLCA, Roberto made 194 saves with a .563 goals against average to help Howell to a 14-5 record and quarterfinals appearances in both the Shore Conference Tournament and the NJSIAA South Jersey Group IV playoffs. Roberto made a season-high 19 saves in an SCT win over Ocean and had 17 saves in a victory over Brick Memorial. He also made 13 stops in a season-opening victory over Southern.

 

G – Ryan McGuiness, Sr., CBA

McGuiness backstopped the Colts to the Class A North division title and an appearance in the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals. McGuiness made 160 saves with an 8.2 goals against average and a .573 save percentage. A second-team Class A North pick by the coaches.

 

DEF. Specialist – Chase Fairbanks, Jr., Neptune

Fairbanks was second in the Shore Conference and tied for third in New Jersey with a whopping 218 ground balls. He picked up a season-high 22 ground balls against Marlboro, had 17 against J.P. Stevens, 16 against Edison, Middletown South and Steinert and 15 against Jackson Liberty. An honorable mention Class A North selection by the SCLCA.

 

Face-off Specialist — Matt Thermann, Sr., Manasquan

One of the top FOGOs in the Shore Conference, Thermann made sure Manasquan’s high-octane offense had plenty of possessions by winning 72 percent of face-offs while picking up 123 ground balls. A second-team All-Shore selection by the SCLCA, Thermann helped the Warriors win the Class B South division title, the Shore Conference Tournament championship and reach the South Jersey Group II final. He will continue his career at the University of Scranton.

 

Managing editor Bob Badders can be reached at bob.badders@townsquaremedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @Bob_Badders. Like Shore Sports Network on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest video highlights.

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